Okemah, the birth place of Woody Guthrie and John Fullbright is a perfect host of Woody Guthrie's Music Festival.
Woody Guthrie Music Festival Fans
A lot of the Woody Guthrie Music Festival fans are older and grew up listening to Woody Guthrie music and a lot of them from the old hippy days still wear tie dye shirts, head bands, or peace symbols and have long hair and beards. But all of the fans are here for music and love of Woody Guthrie.
Musicians at Woody Fest
We typically overlook some very talented musicians who back up the so to speak "star of the show" and here are just of few of them:
Woody Fest Venues
During Woody Fest you can listen to music in the four main venues (The Crystal Theater, Brick Street Basement, Pastures of Plenty, and the CIA Tent) plus the Methodist Church, Lou's Rocky Road Tavern, the Day's Inn parking lot where the performers stay, the Rodeo campground, on the sidewalks and alleys of Okemah, and even in the Hair Salon.
Lou's Rocky Road Tavern
There is an open mic all day giving a wide variety of singers and musicians an opportunity to showcase their talent. Some are very good, others need some work.